By Morgan Pough, Sports Writer

Senior Eric Hopkins, a star player on Keenan’s boys’ basketball team, has grown to be an excellent player of the game, a good captain of his team and has a high scoring range averaging 9.5 points per game.

Hopkins is a dedicated player on his team and enjoys playing the game of basketball. He has performed exceedingly throughout all of his games, leading the Raiders to have a record of 22-5.

“I believe my performance was okay so far, but I know I can do better,” Hopkins said.

His teammate, Sophomore Samuel Harmon, thinks Hopkins has performed at a high level and is a good team leader.

Senior basketball star Eric Hopkins has shown himself to be a asset to the team.  Hopkins plans to pursue basketball in college next year.  Photo by Derrinique Simmons, Staff Photographer.

“Hopkins has contributed a lot of his skill to the team, and it’s great to have him as a player,” Head Coach Zachary Norris said.

After high school, Hopkins has an eye out to play for Florida State, Coastal Carolina or Gardner-Webb University.  He is looking forward to playing at a higher level and believes he can make it to the NBA.

Junior Quinton Stroman, co-captain of the team, looks up to Hopkins for his talented shooting skills, his ability to lead a team and his dedication to the team

The Raiders headed to the BI-LO Center February 23, 2013, to compete against Newberry High, and they lost, but Hopkins head is still held high.